Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asked some simple yes or no questions designed to removed some opacity over what happened on that historic day and what really was going on during the deadly attacks led by Trump supporters.
“Based on what we know now, including the recent department of justice indictments, do you agree that there is now clear evidence that supports the conclusion that the January 6th insurrection was planned and it was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol?” Senator Klobuchar asked. All four officials agreed.
“Would you agree that this attack involved white supremacists and extremist groups?” she followed, to which everyone also agreed.
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Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren’t actually Trump supporters, but were “provocateurs” and “fake Trump protesters” pic.twitter.com/t72QkHDbaG
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 23, 2021
Ron Johnson is reading bullshit MAGA propaganda and defending the insurrectionists……
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) February 23, 2021
Ron Johnson is up for re-election in 2022 in a state that just elected a Democratic Governor, a Democratic Lt. Governor, a Democratic attorney general, a Democratic Senator, and a Democrat for president.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 23, 2021
Republican Ron Johnson just finished reading excerpts from a column that blamed the insurrection on antifa, saying that it was staged by “provocateurs.” That is a lie. A senator is spreading disinformation in a Senate hearing.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 23, 2021
Senator #RonJohnson is a national embarrassment and a domestic terrorist apologist. He is the January 6th equivalent of a Holocaust denier.
— Kurt Bardella (@kurtbardella) February 23, 2021
Ron Johnson is portraying the Capitol insurrection as “festive”. What a traitor.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) February 23, 2021
Ron Johnson is now blaming the police for escalating violence on January 6th.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) February 23, 2021
Ron Johnson begins his questioning at the hearing by insinuating that the Capitol rioters were actually peaceful and “provocateurs” infiltrated the crowd.
This guy has got to go.
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) February 23, 2021
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who has suggested this wasn’t an armed insurrection, now begins his questioning by digging into whether the Capitol siege was the work of “provocateurs.”
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 23, 2021
This hearing on January 6 is proceeding as if Ron Johnson did not just say it wasn’t Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol. Really weird.
— Arthur Delaney (@ArthurDelaneyHP) February 23, 2021
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson is now trying to say the Capitol attack happened because US Capitol Police provoked the “jovial” pro-Trump mob by firing flash grenades at them when they breached the perimeter.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) February 23, 2021